Power Purchase Agreement

Published 19 May 2022 | No comments
Written by Tom O'Donoghue
CategoriesConserve of energy Green/renewable energy
The Power Purchase Agreement is one of the first of its kind for construction in the UK and will enable the contractor to procure green, sustainable electricity directly from a dedicated renewable energy producer. The additionality clause ensures that the purchase of renewable electricity leads to the construction of a new solar energy farm farm, which will provide power to...

Physical Work Experience for Neurodiverse Students

Published 19 May 2022 | No comments
Written by Amy Dawson
CategoriesDisability and special needs facilities Engage with community facilities Schools and nurseries
This project team have been working with a local school supporting neurodiverse students. Six students with varying levels of autism (low functioning and high functioning) have been attending an in-person work experience placement on site with their support tutors. During these sessions the students have participated in interactive activities with different members of the team. Sessions hosted to date include...

Multilingual Mental Health First Aider

Published 13 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesEnglish not as first language support Mental health
During the monthly workforce consultation meetings, one of the site operatives suggested the introduction of Multilingual Mental Health First Aiders. The idea was well accepted and it is now currently in use in all of this contractors projects to ensure all those on site have someone they can speak to without having the issue of a language barrier. Signage has...

Sustainable Signage

Published 20 December 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics
This contractor is working with their subcontractors to meet their One Decade to Act goal of zero avoidable waste by 2030. One of the ways they are doing this is through opting for Proplex sustainable signage. They made a change by eliminating the use of laminators and PVC signage and instead communicated this information at their monthly sustainability meeting. Paper...

You Can Save Lives Campaign 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 24 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesSupport for local charities Training plans
The construction industry are very keen to re-use materials, for instance this contractor has re-used plywood from hoarding to build temporary steps or pallets to make seating. However, there are other thing we should be considering to re-use, last year, over 470 people die while waiting for a transplant and the NHS estimates there to be over 6,000 people on...

Men’s Health Month 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 24 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health Wellbeing events
Led from this project and championed by one of their young site managers, this year this contractor has signed up to be part of Movember’s Business Club in support of Men’s health and bringing about change in the way it is approached. A poster campaign was designed that each week would be a different focus on the key subjects of...

Hot Works Permit Phone Application

Published 24 November 2021 | No comments
Written by JJ Karsten
CategoriesControls and expected behaviours
On this project their old permit system was structured to rely on subcontractors to inspect their work area by completing the internal compliance checklist prior to conducting hot works, this to evidence the works area is safe to proceed. This system was flawed and led to these checklists being completed off-site. There was no notification system to evidence that the...

Electric Plasterboard Lift Truck

Published 24 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesEnergy efficient plant and equipment
On this project they are using an Electric Plasterboard Lift Truck to unload plasterboard. The truck makes the delivery process faster, allowing efficient usage of site delivery area, reduces manual handling as the plasterboard will be unloaded using a truck mounted forklift and placed on the electric lift truck. This is then taken up in the car hoist and finally...

Emergency Oxygen On Site

Published 24 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesEmergency preparedness First aid
On this site their Level 3 First Response Emergency Care (FREC3) team members are trained and autopsied to give oxygen in emergency situations. The site now has 2 airway kits consisting of oxygen tanks, non-rebreather masks, nasal cannulas, OP airways and NP airways to better assist with trauma incidents such as heart attacks and cardiac arrest amongst others. With 4...

Engaging Supply Chain on Science Based Carbon Reduction Targets

Published 9 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Callum Scott
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Carbon reduction
This contractor has made a significant commitment to sustainability by taking the crucial step towards a low-carbon economy and signing up to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). The business is only the second UK construction company to have targets approved by the SBTi and officially aligned with global demands to tackle climate change. Part of this commitment is to...

BIM Project for Civil Engineering Students

Published 9 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesColleges and universities
This contractor is collaborating with the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at UCL to incorporate a BIM project into the curriculum for its second-year civil engineering students. It gives students practical, first-hand experience of the digital construction techniques used in construction and equips them with the skills they need for the modern job market. The project focuses specifically...

Site Perimeter Security Measures for Large Scale Events

Published 9 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Callum Scott
CategoriesControlled access Preventing unauthorised access
In November 2021, Glasgow is playing host to the COP26 climate conference, widely regarded as one of the most important climate negotiations of our time. With the World’s leaders present at the nearby Scottish Event Campus (SEC), over 100,000 activists are thought to be within the city as part of planned marches. Whilst respecting freedom of speech and helping to...

ShockWatch Labels 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 9 November 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesConserve of resources Inspection Materials management
This contractor has implemented the use of ShockWatch Labels to ensure all stones are handled carefully during delivery process. The use of ShockWatch Labels has reduced the quantity of returned pallets, reducing CO2 emission and minimising construction waste. ShockWatch impact labels are tamperproof, mechanically activated, impact detection devices that turn bright red to indicate mishandling. When used in conjunction with...

MEWP Register Procedure

Published 25 October 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesInspection and assurance
In order to control MEWP’s on this project, the contractor have implemented a MEWP register procedure. All deliveries must be pre-booked online, and delivery request will be reviewed by the Logistics Manager. The delivery schedule will be shared during Daily Logistics Meeting. When MEWPs delivery is requested, the information is passed to member of Logistics Team. During MEWPs delivery a...

Gripps Bolt Vault 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 25 October 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesFalling objects
This project consists of six buildings – ranging between 13 and 19 storeys tall – surrounded by extensive public realm works in Central London. One of the challenges was to manage works at perimeter edge, as part of control measures they have implemented the use of Gripps Bolt Vault. This creates an instant drop control environment around the wearer’s hand....